Auction 170, Lot 349

"Carte de l'Isthme de Panama et des Provinces de Veragua, Terre Ferme, et Darien, pour l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin/Van Schley

Subject: Panama

Period: 1754 (dated)

Publication: Historische Beschryving der Reizen... en Land-Togten...

Color: Hand Color

11.5 x 7.6 inches
29.2 x 19.3 cm

An attractive, small map featuring good detail of Panama many years before the creation of the Canal and Lake Bayano. Numerous place names including S. Yago on the Azuevo Peninsula, Portobelo, Se. Marie, Panama, etc. Extends to include the Gulf of Darien. Adorned with a delicate title cartouche. This map was published in a Dutch edition of Antoine Francois Prevost d'Exiles' influential collection of travel narratives, L'Histoire Generale des Voyages. Alternate Dutch title below the map: Kaart van de Land-Engte van Panama en Provintien van Veragua, Tierra Firma en Darien.

References: Kapp (MCC-73) #74.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on watermarked paper with faint offsetting and light toning along the edges of the sheet. Issued folding.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 11/14/2018